Columns

The Market and the Invisible Hand of Coronavirus, By Bunmi Fatoye-Matory

Coronavirus, which causes COVID-19,  probably has never heard of this invisible hand theory. In fact, scientists say the virus is not even a living thing. Yet, it has become a real invisible hand affecting the market, controlling the forces of demand and supply, skewing them this way and that, rewarding…
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Opinion

Lockdowns Have Changed Us — And It Is Not All Wretched, By Muazu Jibril Muazu

Today is not yesterday. -- We ourselves change -- How was - then, can our habits, works and thoughts? Change, indeed, is inevitable and painful. All great changes are disagreeable of long continuance to the human mind, especially those changes that are attended with calamities, difficulties and uncertain situations. Even…
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Opinion

COVID-19: Nigeria Needs To Think Global But Act Local, By Olorunda Rotimi

...the COVID-19 Nigeria is comparatively at an early stage and we can learn lessons from the experiences of countries that have been battling with the virus. The government, in conjunction with the people, should act promptly, thinking globally but acting locally, and begin to implement measures that have been shown…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s COVID-19 communications needs to be more inclusive, By Omorinsola Balogun

Since 27th February, when Nigeria confirmed its first case of the coronavirus, there have been varied efforts to inform and educate citizens on the disease and its prevention. At the fore of these efforts to make information available to Nigerians was the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), mainly through…
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Opinion

COVID-19: In Northern Nigeria, States Scapegoat the Usual Suspects, By Hannah Hoechner & Sadisu Idris Salisu

In their response to the pandemic, state governments have singled out Qur’anic schools, not for epidemiological but political reasons. On April 21, the governors of Nigeria’s northern states logged on to discuss the growing spread of the coronavirus. By the end of the call, they unanimously agreed that classical Qur’anic education in their…
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Bámidélé Upfront

COVID-19 Pandemic: Between Optimism and Denial, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The way the pandemic and its fallouts have been handled so far, shows that life and death decisions in the political arena are part of the executive's responsibility. Those who are supposed to rally the republic and be in a Churchillian mode are behaving as if this is a temporary…
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Columns

Coping with Coronanomics, By Reuben Abati 

The long and short of it is that the economics of coronavirus or coronanomics, shows the interconnectedness of everything, that is the value chain of human existence from biology to economics, politics, technology, trade, investment, race, culture, identity and everything else. In the face of such infinitude, what is most…
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Opinion

War Against Coronavirus In Nigeria: Of Kano, Cuba and China, By Jiti Ogunye

In the circumstances, when all hell appears to have been let loose in Kano, with the local public healthcare delivery system appearing to have been overwhelmed or to have collapsed, the direct intervention of the federal government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to re-emplace the waning or…
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